Winnie the Pooh package

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Enjoy a stay at Buxted Park Hotel and a visit to local town of Hartfield and surrounding woodland and forest landscape, the inspiration behind A.A.Milne’s creation Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

Winnie the Pooh package


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Winnie the Pooh Experience

Visit Pooh Corner gift shop, play Pooh sticks at the original bridge and then warm up in Piglets tea room. Package includes dinner bed and breakfast plus a Pooh Goody bag from hotel.

History

A.Milne wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. They were inspired by the adventures of his only son Christopher Robin. The Milne family moved from their town house in Chelsea, London, to Cotchford Farmhouse in 1924. With them came Nanny Olive Brockwell. 

From pavements to woodland paths and from the company and chatter of other Nannies to the creatures of Posingford Wood and the Ashdown Forest – the contrast for Nanny and Christopher was dramatic. Alan Alexander Milne was a successful playwright and had stage productions on in both London’s West-End and on Broadway, New York. 

He kept on the house in Chelsea and commuted by train to Sussex for the weekends. Upon his arrival home his wife Daphne would bring him up to date with how well their son was doing. 

Much of the information she was able to share with him had been given to her by Nanny.  It was Nanny who accompanied Christopher and actually took part in his nursery games. The games extended into the surrounding countryside and involved his favourite nursery toys. 

A.A.Milne was a keen walker and with the young Christopher became familiar with these places and consequently incorporated them into his writing. Soon after he had submitted the stories to his publisher E.H.Shepard was suggested as the illustrator. 

Milne was not immediately convinced but following a surprise visit to Hartfield by Ernest Shepard after his expedition into the Ashdown Forest through Posingford Wood and across the Poohsticks Bridge, Milne saw how he had captured the characters and the atmosphere so completely. 

The stories created first by the child, then given life by the author and the illustrator have become legendary.

 

The Finer Details

Date

Available throughout the year on selected dates. Sundays to Thursdays only.

Price

From £159 will includes three course dinner, overnight stay, full English breakfast and Winnie the Pooh goody bag.


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